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# How Do Ships Float? - Digital Science Reading Article - Grades 5-7

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How Do Ships Float? - Fully editable, Science Reading Activity - Disciplinary Literacy for Grades 5-7 (ages 10-12) as well as older students with lower developed learning levels. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Each page highlights and explains key terms for student reference. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting, and open-ended varieties.

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This reading is perfect for an extension activity, substitute plans or literacy practice and hits on the following Common Core Standards:

- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1

- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.10

- Density, mass, volume, and weight

- Buoyancy

- So, how do ships float?

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• This resource is perfect for in-class or distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom.
• Automatically creates a copy of the reading and puts it directly into your Google Drive with a single click.
• Purchase --> Open --> Click --> Assign to your students

Having all three options allow you to assign the reading to your students without worrying about formatting issues as all the work has already been done for you. It also allows you, as well as your students, to access everything no matter where you are or what kind of equipment is being used.

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This resource will take your students between 40-60 minutes to complete and includes a variety of questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.

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The Problems You Face

- Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

- Some students work faster than others and you would like an interesting extension activity for your faster-moving students to keep them learning and engaged.

The Solution

This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable, and engaging reading activities which can be used to:

• improve your student's literacy skills

• improve your students' analysis skills

• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace

• provide extra credit to students in need

• measure your student's literacy skills

Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

This resource will take your students between 30-60 minutes to complete and includes a variety of questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.

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Health and Wellbeing

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• Blood Types

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• Acne

• Immune System – Your Body’s Police Force

• Fracking and Its Dangers

• The Measles

• Stem Cells

• The Flu

• How Protective Equipment Keeps You Safe

• Caffeine: The Elixir of Energy

• Exercise and its Importance for Health

• Smallpox

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• Effects of stress on the brain

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• Genetics and Gene Therapy

• Down Syndrome

• Cystic Fibrosis

• Heart Disease

• Heart Attack and Stroke

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Diabetes

Ecology

Biomes

Invasive Species

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• Why Leaves Change Color In The Fall

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• The Seasons and What Causes Them

• Nocturnal Animals

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• Oil Spills and Their Consequences

• Farming – Is Organic Really Better?

• Fracking and Its Dangers

• Why Bees Are Important

• Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification

• Ecosystems

• Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Spread

• Predator-Prey Relationship

Watersheds

Chemistry

• The Chemistry of Cooking

• Water Softeners

• Chemistry of Dyeing Hair

• Smog

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Physics

• Energy Use and Conservation

• Wind Energy Production

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• Fossil Fuel Energy Production

• Nuclear Energy - Fission and Fusion

• The Science of Roller Coasters

• Optical Phenomena

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Simple Machines

Natural Disasters and Weather

• Earthquakes

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• How Weather Works

• Lightning

• Thunderstorms

• Why The Wind Blows

• Climate Change

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• Natural Disasters: Earth, Water, and Space

General Sciences

• Making Food Using Fermentation

• Why is the Sky Blue?

• The Limitations of Space Travel

• Artificial Preservatives

• Plate Tectonics

• How Do Ships Float?

• Effects of Everyday Forces

• The Planets Of Our Solar System

Biology

• Genetically Modified Organisms

• Twins - Identical and Fraternal

• The Importance of Bats

• Predator-Prey Relationship

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Praise For My Other Reading Comprehension Resources:

"I teach middle school science and need to include informational text in my classroom. These readings are great for independent reading for my grade-level and upper-level readers. The articles address CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 (Citing specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.) and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10 (By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.). The leveled questions allow you to subtly assign the questions to different ability students working in a group.

Topics are relevant to the students and current. Graphics draw the students into the article. I'm going to have one printed and waiting in for my substitute folder too!

THANKS!"

"Thanks for putting together a wonderful resource."

"I teach Special Education high school science in Maryland in a special school for children with learning disabilities/Autism. I liked the readings and I think students could relate to the topics. I know these are too high a reading level for most of my students and I would read it out loud and highlight the important information together. I would not be able to use the higher-order thinking questions (which I like) with these kids. For my high students (very few of these in my school :), I really like these especially how you noted where you got the information which if they were inclined, they could go back to the original source. I like that you have scaffolded the questions and I would only be able to use these with a handful of students, but I think in a regular high school classroom (I spent many years in regular ed) these are spot on. Thank you for sharing."

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Each summary is rich with age-appropriate content (grades 5-7) and is 1-3 pages long (13-font). Following each are 5-8 questions along with the answer key, which will help guide your students understanding. The questions include information-based questions straight from the article as well as more open-ended thinking questions that provide an extension for learning.

• Improve their scientific and disciplinary literacy skills
• Improve their reading comprehension and scientific knowledge
• Give them insights into important scientific concepts

• Allow you to meet the NGSS, TEKS and Common Core Standards
• Provide you with a concise introduction to your topic
• Provide you with an engaging and easy-to-leave substitute plan which will keep your students engaged and on task
• Provide you a means of measuring your students' literacy skills

We don't spend enough time teaching scientific literacy to our students. This is either because we don't have the resources to do so effectively or we don't have the time. However, teaching our students to become scientifically literate is vital if we want them to succeed in life. We need them to know about the world they live in and about the issues they face.

I also have a range of assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store. Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.

Also, please visit my blog Teach Science With Fergy for my thoughts on teaching, learning, and everything in between.

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